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how to test scale??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ross, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    As per FlaLagarto use test weights.---or have you changed to a different jug or type of powder??? is loader level???? been dropped??? is bushing clear??? many possibilities. Your doing the right thing by checking the scale. Ross Puls
     
  2. Unknown1

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    According to the coin specs from the government, a new dime weighs 2.268 grams or 35 grains.
     
  3. Country Squire

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    Andy, If you have any rifle or pistol bullets lying around they are pretty close enough to weight to check your scale. Hope this helps George
     
  4. WindyOneNW

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    Use something a little more precise like a rifle or pistol bullet. I use two, a 20gr and a 50gr just to be sure. And yes I have a digital scale but it never hurts to check things often.
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Dimes work ok but they do vary a bit but not enough to matter. I have used them for years but I also have the factroy weights ( Ohaus) I just never bother with them
     
  6. Mark425

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    What Ks5shooter said....if you want accuracy. In the ball park...use a dime, thats about how much your results will be worth.
     
  7. Unknown1

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    <blockquote><I>"...In the ball park...use a dime, thats about how much your results will be worth.</i></blockquote>Before you go running things down weigh 20 "new dimes" on a good scale and tell me what the variation is. It's way close enough for shotgun work.

    MK
     
  8. Mark425

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    "...In the ball park...use a dime, thats about how much your results will be worth.

    Before you go running things down weigh 20 "new dimes" on a good scale and tell me what the variation is. It's way close enough for shotgun work.

    MK


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    Sorry to offend. I guess I am one of those guys that doesnt like "close enough".

    Mark

    p.s. I did weigh 10 new looking dimes. Lightest=34.2 grains, heaviest 35.6 grains. Reweighed lightest and heaviest 3 times with same readings. The majority were within .2 grains.
     
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